Before our disability hearing yesterday, Cheri and I went to her evaluation with her new chiropractor. She really liked the place. Very organized with everything. I liked it because everything was very modern. Everything is brought up on flatscreens, they email you info and give you links to youtube video’s about info on things you need to know. Like I said, very modern. Anyways, we left impressed with everything. She went back this morning for a consult on what they found with the x-rays and evaluation the day before. All that went normal as well. Still very impressed with the organization of the whole office and staff. Then they gave us a quick tour of the office and left us in the room where they actually do the chiropractic care. Cheri was pumped because it had been so long since she had her back worked on. He came in and worked on her, here’s a brief description in her words. When she got up she started to twist and turn her body like she was amazed at how well she could move. She started to cry and gave him a big hug. I teared up a bit (told her I yawned, but I think she figured it out). I was so happy that she was so happy. Cheri’s not a crier or a hugger so that should tell you how happy she was, now it’s a waiting game to see how long it lasts. She still has pain, but that was one of the areas that hasn’t had relief in years.
I hope this works out because seeing Cheri so happy, even if it was brief, was a great thing. She has quite a few more appointments so hopefully he can do more. I certainly don’t think she will ever be pain free, but at this point, any pain relief is cause for excitement. He says that he can help relieve some of the pain because he believes her spine is pinching some of her nerves which makes it hard for her body to send signals to her brain, which is essentially what her lesions in her brain do. So if he can prevent the other blockage of the nerves, it can only help. It certainly isn’t a cure, but the fight with MS is all about management and not cure. There is no cure. You try to manage the pain. You try to manage the disease from progressing. You try to manage your life around the disease. You try to manage the ongoing education about the disease. It’s all about management of the disease.
So it seems to be a step in the right direction.
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